Ship Cove Cruise includes a cruise to Ship cove with Beachcomber Cruises and admission into Ecoworld Aquarium & Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. 

Ship Cove Cruise - Beachcomber Cruises 

  •  Check in time: 8.30am
  •  Departure Time: 9am
  •  Arrive back in Picton: 12.30-1pm

Enjoy the day at historic Ship Cove!

Take a picnic and relax for the day in the tranquill surroundings of Ship Cove. Swim in the crystal clear shallow waters, dabble in the creek where Captain Cook made home brew for his crew, share the beach with the resident wildlife and why not take a short 1 km walk to a beautiful waterfall. Immerse yourself in the lush native forrest, explore the Queen Charlotte Track and make it your home for the day.

This is a great option for families as you can take your own picnic and spend the day enjoying all the fun things that the surrounding have to offer. You will have around 5 hours on shore.

Named by Captain James Cook in 1770 when his ship The Endeavour anchored here to replenish supplies of food, water and wood. It became a favourite anchorage of Captain Cook and he returned here a further four times between 1770 and 1777. 

Note: there are toilet facilities at Ship Cove but no where to purchase food or drink. Ensure that you have packed a good lunch, water, sunscree and insect repellent.

Ecoworld Aquarium & Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Meet amazing Marlborough Sounds creatures up close

Touch our rare living dinosaur (Tuatara - can live up to 250 years)

Get close to rescued Little Penguin*, native fish and more

conservation in action  nature     heritage     explore & learn     familyfriendly     FUN

Get up close and discover some of the amazing animals that live in our beautiful

Marlborough Sounds.   EcoWorld’s knowledgeable staff share with you
outstanding, intimate animal experiences with our animals that have been
rescued, donated or bred by us.

“New Zealand is a Biological Ark.  80% of New Zealand's native species are

found nowhere else on Earth.  Most of EcoWorld’s animals come from
the  Marlborough Sounds whose nearshore rocky reefs are diverse, capable
of endless surprise, murky, cold and difficult to visit.  Rocky reefs are
haven for rare and endangered species which contributes to their fascination
which we share with you.”  

Reuhman  Director

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